Creating Enabling Environments
Providing an attractive, safe and stimulating environment is crucial to enable children to continue learning. The physical qualities of the room itself, the role models displayed by the carers and the opportunities for developing skills and learning can all offer a wealth of positive experiences to young children.
Well thought out, free flowing indoor and outdoor spaces can have a really positive impact on how active children are. Your environment needs to be adaptable in order to enable the children in your care to have opportunities to be active on a regular basis. The use of different surfaces, spaces, objects, toys and sounds help children to develop well.
It is vital that practitioners display a positive attitude towards promoting opportunities for physically active play, and have the confidence, knowledge and understanding to provide a range of physically active play opportunities for children in their care.
Careful consideration is required of indoor and outdoor space to make the best of its features. Timetabling of activities is crucial to ensure that all children are scheduled regular physical activity opportunities.